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The Kansas City Chiefs and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster have agreed to a one-year, $10.75 million deal, a source told ESPN’s Field Yates and Jeremy Fowler on Friday.

The moves provides yet another weapon on offense for quarterback Patrick Mahomes to go alongside Pro Bowlers Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill.

Smith-Schuster, 25, opted to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers a year ago after hitting free agency, signing a one-year deal over more lucrative offers. Smith-Schuster’s season, though, didn’t go as planned.

The wide receiver injured his shoulder against the Denver Broncos in Week 5 and missed the remainder of the regular season. He finished the regular season with 15 catches for 129 yards and scored a rushing touchdown in five games.

His shoulder surgery in early October was thought to be season-ending, but Smith-Schuster returned for the Steelers’ AFC wild-card loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and had five catches for 26 yards.

In five seasons with the Steelers, the former second-round pick amassed 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns on 323 catches.

His best season came in 2018, when he earned his lone Pro Bowl selection after finishing with career-best totals of 111 receptions and 1,426 yards to go along with seven touchdown catches.

ESPN’s Brooke Pryor contributed to this report.

Source: ESPN NFL


Author: Ellen Garcia